Shay Alexi – “And This Time the Butter Rejects the Knife” (100K Views!)

“Remember when you asked some dumb shit on our first date like, ‘What’s your favorite color?’ I said, ‘Yellow.’ What I meant to say was, ‘The color of myself.’ What I meant to say was, ‘My favorite color is myself.’”

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Hanif Abdurraqib – “All Of The Ways I’ve Kept Myself Alive” (100K Views!)

“I imagined a single bird for everyone I loved, carrying them perhaps to a new and cleaner place.”

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Andrea Gibson – “The Day You Died Because You Wanted To” (100K Views!)

“Imagine choosing nothing at all. Imagine something hurting that bad.”

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Yesika Salgado – “Brown Girl” (100K Views!)

“I think in English but my tongue is dressed in Spanish. I am always missing a word for something in either language.”

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Bianca Phipps – “Almosts” (1M Views!)

“Words can only help you if you speak them.”

Congratulations to Bianca Phipps for topping 1,000,000 views on this phenomenal poem! Watch more from Bianca here and here.

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Emi Mahmoud – “The Colors We Ascribe” (100K Views!)

“I want to spill every color from this form. I want to leave a canvas sinking with the weight of my pedigree. I want to be able to look at a sunrise and not see my entire family falling to pieces.”

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Omar Holmon & A.R. – “Open Letter to Black People in Horror Movies” (250K Views!)

“Every day in my life is a horror flick.”

Congratulations to Omar Holmon & A.R. for topping 250,000 views on this powerful poem! Watch more from Omar Holmon & A.R. here and here.

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Anita D – “And the Psych Ward Says” (500K Views!)

“You won’t be receiving any actual therapy sessions while you’re here, but we will recommend them as treatment for after we let you out.”

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Javon Johnson – “Black and Happy” (100K Views!)

“On some days the most revolutionary thing I can do is enjoy my niece’s laughter.”

Congratulations to Javon Johnson for topping 100,000 views on this powerful poem! Watch more from Javon here and here.

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